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Living Green Series

A Wylde Center and  DeKalb County Public Library collaboration at the Decatur Library

Over the past few years, the interest in living a more green and sustainable lifestyle has grown tremendously. The Wylde Center and the DeKalb County Public Library are pleased to continue their collaboration on offering you an exciting FREE series of classes in 2014.. Look for seminars and workshops that provide  information that is timely and current as well as leaving with a full list of resources that can be found at your local library and online.

Series takes place at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030
For more information about this series, please contact Andrea Zoppo,

Plant your Spring Garden
Tuesday, March 11, 10am-11:30am
Decatur Library Auditorium
Want to grow a delicious and beautiful spring garden? This class is for you. Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of the Wylde Center, and learn about spring vegetables and herbs perfect for our garden.

The Hidden Chemical Ecology of the Garden: Why plants and animals sting, turn our tongues, and make us sick (Melanie Heckman, M.S. in Biology from Georgia Tech and Education Program Manager at the Wylde Center)
Tuesday, May 20, 10:30am-11:30am
Decatur Library Meeting Room
From humble tomatoes, bees, and thyme to exotic saddlebacks, milkweed, and fire ants, plants and animals use potent chemicals to subdue their prey, ward of competitors and predators, and stay alive. Discover the venomous, the poisonous, and the terrible-tasting plants and animals in the garden and their secret chemical lives. Learn how organisms make or obtain these chemicals, how they deploy them, and how it affects their victims. We’ll even address the age old (and fascinating) question of why exactly onions make us cry.

 These classes are FREE and are open to everyone!  All class are held at the Decatur Library.

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